Rare Gade Engine Runs Backward

A rare 3 1/2 hp Gade engine runs counter-clockwise

Vernon Ruble's mammoth Gade engine weighs about 1,100 pounds.
Vernon Ruble's mammoth Gade engine weighs about 1,100 pounds. It draws plenty of attention at the shows he attends, where people take a look and tell him that he's got his engine running backwards. "I just tell them that's the way it's always run," he said.
Photo by G. Wayne Walker Jr.